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10th Annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

December 09, 2009 // 9:00am10:00am
Global Europe Program
Mirek Topolanek remarked that, at the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, the democratic development of the Czech Republic is entering uncharted territory. To date, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have been governed democratically for a record 20 years. Although the legend of Tomas Masaryk is often remembered as the golden age of democratic thought, the first and second republics proved to be only an intermediate step to the authoritarian Communist period. "Twenty years is just the ‘half time,'" Topolanek argued, and the next two decades should be spent ensuring that the new generations continue to appreciate the sacrifices their parents made for freedom and democracy.
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Governance and Democratic Politics in Honduras

December 08, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
The event sought to examine the status of democratic governance in Honduras in light of the June 28 coup d'état, November presidential elections, and prospects for reconciliation in the post-electoral period.
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Uruguay's Presidential Race: A Post-Election Assessment

December 04, 2009 // 8:00am9:30am
Latin American Program
Two distinguished scholars of contemporary Uruguay's politics and economics interpreted the election results and what they portend for the future of Uruguay.

Prisons and Protests: Covering Iran After the Election

November 30, 2009 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Middle East Program
Iason Athanasiadis, Freelance journalist; Barbara Slavin, Assistant Managing Editor, World and National Security, The Washington Times; Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
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Populism of the 21st Century

October 08, 2009 // 9:00am6:00pm
Latin American Program
The Latin American Program hosted a distinguished group of Latin American, U.S., and European scholars to discuss the revival of populism in Latin America and its consequences for the future of democratic governance in the region.

What's Next? Perspectives From Afghan Civil Society

October 01, 2009 // 10:30am11:30am
Middle East Program
Mary Akrami, Afghan Women Skills Development Center; Orzala Ashraf, Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan; Palwasha Hassan, International Center for Human Rights and Democratic Development

Woodrow Wilson Public Service Award

September 21, 2009 // 7:30pm10:00pm
Brazil Institute
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution presents the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service to His Excellency Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil.

La inserción económica internacional de Uruguay

September 14, 2009 // 8:45am5:00pm
Latin American Program
This seminar on the political economy of Uruguay's international economic relations focused on Uruguay's policy choices in light of the global economic crisis and upcoming presidential elections, in one of Latin America's most stable democracies.
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Latin America and the Caribbean: Economic Challenges and Opportunities in a Time of Crisis

September 11, 2009 // 11:30am12:30pm
Latin American Program
Alicia Barcena addressed the global financial crisis in Latin America, re-thinking the role of the state in development and new fiscal covenant.
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U.S.-Colombian Relations: Moving Forward

June 30, 2009 // 9:00am10:00am
Latin American Program
During a session chaired by Woodrow Wilson Center President and Director Lee H. Hamilton, Uribe discussed three pillars upon which he will inspire "the highest level of confidence" within Colombia and abroad.

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